Friday, December 16, 2016

This Week in Pics

Mesa County Treasurer's Office enjoying a little Christmas cheer at the Ale House during their 2016 holiday get-together!
The Mesa County Workforce Center just completed the fourth and final Work Ready Community Academy and is at 94% of reaching the final goal to become a certified work ready community! Fred McConnel, Curtis Englehart Director MCWFC, Tony Garife McConnel & Garife are Regional Managers - Workforce Initiatives for ACT.

The Foster Care Team-Winners of the 4DX-cellance Award.
Left to right: Mary Malloy, back Laura Kinson, Sarah St Martin, Jeff Sheley, Lori Rienstra, Center Kari Daggett, Cathy Boutilier, kneeling Courtney Thompson, Kylie Mayfield, Joyce Anderson

Ariel Clinical Services visits DHS to wish them a Merry Christmas with a song and some cookies.

Jeff Goldblatt of KREX spoke with Air Quality Specialist Melissa Salter about the burning restrictions in Mesa County this week. An inversion is trapping pollution in the Grand Valley. Restricting burning will help keep pollution levels from moving from moderate to unhealthy levels, which could affect children, the elderly and those with compromised immune systems.

 Mesa County Clerk Sheila Reiner facilitated a discussion with officers from the Grand Junction Police Department and Mesa County staff regarding building safety at the Central Services location.

 Mesa County Clerk Sheila Reiner facilitates a roundtable discussion with officers from the Grand Junction Police Department & Mesa County staff concerning building safety at the Mesa County Central Services Building, 200 S Spruce St.

Mesa County staff from the Road and Bridge Department and employees at the Central Services Building donated hundreds of toys and goods to the Salvation Army.
Mesa County staff gifts items to the Salvation Army they would have loved as a child.  

Construction Manager Pete Mathes is super enthusiastic about the Barbie gift a child will receive for Christmas.

Road and Bridge crew: John Flemming, Travis Cole, Matt Nichols, and Pete Mathes not only donated to the Salvation Army Angel Tree they helped deliver the gifts too!

Connie Hahn, Shirley Beall, Julie Constan and Louie Dorlac help load gifts donated by Mesa County employees to the Salvation Army.

 The Board of Mesa County Commissioners approved the 2017 county budget in public hearing. 

Mesa County residents give Commissioner Pugliese input on the adoption of the 2017 budget.

KREX Channel 5 News Brandon Thompson interviews Commissioner Pugliese regarding the adoption of the 2017 budget. 

KREX Channel 5 News Brandon talks to County Administrator Frank Whidden about how the county budget is processed before being adopted. 

KKCO Channel 11 News Kalie Greenberg interviews Commissioner McInnis regarding the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's decision to deny permission to build a 234-mile-long interstate liquefied natural gas pipeline that would allow natural gas to be extracted in western Colorado before being exported to Coos Bay, Oregon, also known as the Jordan Cove Project. 

Members of the Resource Management Division discuss and outline ideas for a top secret presentation.

Mesa County elected officials and department heads were recruited to be hosts and servers at the Resource Management holiday luncheon. Officials served lunch to over 60 employees. County dollars were not used for the meal. 

Mesa County Assessor Ken Brownlee joyfully greets staff.

Captain Smith upgrades to a different vest.

Mesa County Sheriff's Office Captains arrive at the Resource Management holiday luncheon ready to serve and protect, but literally to serve (lunch).  


Mesa County Treasurer Janice Rich graciously pours water for employees.

Commissioner Pugliese walks in ready to be put to work.

Mesa County Sheriff's Office Captains and Commissioner Rose Pugliese serve staff at the Resource Management holiday luncheon

Mesa County Facilities employees catch up before lunch is served.

County Administrator Frank Whidden works away from his desk at the holiday luncheon.  

Mesa County Surveyor Patrick Green greets staff and helps direct them to their tables.

IT Support Specialist Andrew Wetzel is checked in by Mesa County Surveyor Patrick Green.

IT Support Specialist Josh Dallman waits to see what table he is sitting at. 

Clerk Sheila Reiner greets Commissioner McInnis and checks to see if he is on the guest list.

Administrative Manager Jean Davis put together a fabulous holiday luncheon and program for Mesa County Resource Management Division!

Commissioner John Justman visits with staff at the Resource Management holiday luncheon.  

Captain Hendricks cheerfully and elegantly serves his table. 

Captain Smith (center) is thoroughly impressed with County Attorney Coleman's serving portions. 

2016 Resource Management Holiday Luncheon.

Mesa County elected officials and department heads wait in line to retrieve lunch to serve employees.

Fairgrounds Manager Donna Redd shared delicious homemade snowman and Christmas tree cupcakes!

Employees share their favorite sweets with their colleagues to spread the holiday cheer. 

Holiday season means lots of delicious baked goods!

Staff plays a game of jeopardy to learn more about what each branch of the Resource Management Division does. 

And, suddenly Santa Claus appears! 

Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus stop by the Resource Management holiday social to deliver a surprise.

Santa Claus thanks, Budget Manager Eleanor Thomas for all her hard work this season.

GIS Administrator Chris Kadel takes a selfie with Santa Claus.

Resource Management was extra good this year, so Rudy Claus came to visit!

Mesa County Clerk and Recorder Sheila Reiner made it on Santa's good list this year!
Happy Holidays!

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